Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for respecting the beliefs of Muslims, stressing that insulting Prophet Muhammad PBUH does not count as "freedom of expression". Putin expressed the importance of artistic freedom without hindrance to religious freedom.
The latest accusation to surface on social media is that Indian Muslims are carrying out "rice jihad" to justify their boycott and violence against them. It was found out that the video claiming Muslims were poisoning rice to be sold to Hindus was filmed in Peru.
The Daegu District Court, South Korea, ruled in favour of the Islamic community there that has sought to build a mosque and an Islamic centre, a move that brought civil complaints from those who fear the possibility of a bigger Islamic presence in the area.
Madison College, USA held the event “A Day In Her Hijab”, the goal of which was to normalize the hijab on campus, where Muslim students showed their colleagues how to wear the hijab, and what it means for them, in an effort to integrate Muslims into the college.
Women's Interfaith Council (WIC) in Nigeria has been awarded the Aachen Peace Prize for its work in the Nigerian state of Kaduna, separated by sectarian conflicts, where Christian and Muslim women stand together for peaceful coexistence and mutual respect. https://youtu.be/WxJ4lGW2KCY
The Irish parliament is trying to solve the issue of immigrants' access to healthcare services, as it found out that Muslim women face several obstacles inside hospitals, and that it is hard for non-English speakers to get healthcare services in a timely manner.
Leaders of the Catholic Church and the Muslim community in the capital Sarajevo called on all residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina to dialogue with the aim of building an atmosphere of respect and reconciliation between people of different religions and ethnicities.
Brigham Young University in Utah, the largest Christian religious university in the USA, has opened a second prayer room dedicated to Muslim researchers and visitors, confirming its rejection of Islamophobia and belief in Muslims’ right to practice their rituals.